Congratulations to violinist Giulio Greci and cellist Stefano Bruno on winning the Grachtenfestival Conservatory Competition 2023. Among the prizes are a performance at the Grachtenfestival 2023 and a theatre tour in the Netherlands in the 2023-2024 season. Giulio studies violin with Ilya Grubert and Stefano cello with Pieter Wispelwey at the CvA.
Since 2003, the Grachtenfestival Conservatory Competition has offered conservatory students to present themselves to the public. The participants come from all of the Dutch conservatories. Previous winners from the CvA are the Dianto Reed Quintet, Duo Zeffiretti, the pianists Daahoud Salim and Nicolas van Poucke, cellist Lidy Blijdorp, clarinetist Blake Weston and harpist Mirjam Overlach.